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What to expect when you arrive at Unilife

It's an exciting time moving to a new city and into Unilife!

As the glorious hot summer draws to an end to make way for September and the start of a new academic year, Unilife are ready and excited to meet new residents visiting a new city for the first time – and returning friendly faces, settling back in to the comfort of their own studio.

Our buildings based in the cities of both Portsmouth and Southampton have been refreshed and revitalised thanks to our quality maintenance team of Marius, Anthony and new arrival Alberto. With lightbulbs replaced, walls uplifted with fresh paint and room fixtures upgraded, Park HouseMiddle StreetSt James and Earlsdon are ready and awaiting all new and returning residents.

As students begin to arrive into a new city and embark on a new journey at University, it is a thrilling experience taking in all of the sights on the ride to a new home away from home. With our two cities of Portsmouth and Southampton offering stunning landmarks and sights to see including the Spinnaker Tower, marvellous cruise liners at the docks and the sails it all adds to the excitement.

Our Unilife Team have plenty of recommendations they love to share with residents for exploring and enjoying our cities such as taking a trip to St Mary’s stadium to watch Southampton Football Club compete in the Premier League and watching the spectacular Firework display at Gunwharf Quays.

Arriving at Unilife for the first time you will be greeted by one (or more!) of our friendly Unilife Team eager to start your #ultimatestudentliving experience. Chances are you will first be met by either Frank (House Manager) or Luke (Property Manager) who both come highly recommended by previous residents – taking just one look at the pile of amazing gifts and thank you cards they receive year on year is a testament to this.

Once you step into your light, bright and spacious studio you will immediately notice the blue, purple and pink of the welcome packs placed across the kitchen and study areas. With delights including personalised Unilife merchandise, food items to help you settle in and information regarding everything Unilife, it is the perfect introduction to Unilife and your stay with us.

Whilst on a tour of the building the events posters are sure to catch your attention which feature all of the exciting upcoming events exclusive to the Unilife community. Residents this year can look forward to the following in September;

The Pizza Night to Top the Lot
Southampton – Saturday 15th September
Portsmouth – Sunday 16th September

Ultimate Quiz Night (played via your smartphone!)
Portsmouth – Monday 24th September
Southampton – Wednesday 26th September

Blockbuster Film Night
Portsmouth – Sunday 30th September
Southampton – Sunday 30th September

With an event line up like that and with our legendary Welcome Party just around the corner (October), Unilife is most definitely THE place to #relaxstudyenjoy this year. See you all very soon! 


Be sure to follow us on Instagram to see and be a part of the unmissable Unilife experience #ultimatestudentliving.


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